Molly McGrath Named News Anchor for FOX Sports 1's AMERICA'S PREGAME
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Molly McGrath, who joined Fox Sports last year as a Fox Sports Live update desk anchor and sideline reporter, has been named the news anchor for AMERICA'S PREGAME, premiering Monday, April 7 (6:00-7:00 PM ET) on Fox Sports 1. The announcement was made today by Scott Ackerson, Fox Sports 1's Executive Vice President, News. McGrath teams with Mike Hill who was named the show's host earlier this month.
AMERICA'S PREGAME is a new hour-long program on Fox Sports 1 originating from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles that every weeknight answers the questions sports fans have about the most compelling stories, games and events from across the country.
"We expected Molly would have a terrific work ethic when she arrived last summer, and she hasn't disappointed us," said Scott Ackerson. "No doubt she'll apply that same effort and resolve to her new role as news anchor on AMERICA'S PREGAME, and she and Mike Hill will be a strong team."
"I'm so thrilled to be a part of Fox Sports 1's new and innovative show, AMERICA'S PREGAME," said McGrath. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented producers and with Mike Hill, one of the best in the business, to help create a show that is unlike anything our viewers have seen before."
Using the power of FOX Sports' recently expanded national assets and those of Fox Sports Regional Networks' industry-leading 22 owned-and-operated channels, AMERICA'S PREGAME takes viewers wherever stories are brewing or big games are happening. Always fan-first, AMERICA'S PREGAME highlights the action from game sites across the nation, and viewers learn what's important and why they should watch, no matter which network is televising it.
In addition to her work on Fox Sports LIVE's update desk, she has served as an NFL On FOX and college basketball sideline reporter. McGrath joined the Fox Sports family in August from the Boston Celtics where served as a sideline reporter and in-arena host during the 2012-2013 season and was responsible for live segments during Celtics home games. She also worked as host of Celtics Now!, a monthly recap program on Comcast SportsNet New England. Additionally, McGrath (@MollyMcGrathFS1) hosted packages for Comcast's Celtics On Demand as well as hosted, produced and edited daily updates, exclusive interviews and other packages for the Celtics' team website. Originally from San Francisco, McGrath is a 2011 graduate of Boston College, where she studied broadcast journalism.
About Fox Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is America's new national multi-sport channel that launched on August 17 in approximately 90 million homes and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has several pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), international soccer, UFC and Golden Boy boxing, and adds USGA events, including the U.S. Open, and FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015. Fox Sports Live is Fox Sports 1's flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker. Original programs include: AMERICA'S PREGAME; MLB WHIPAROUND; NASCAR RACE HUB; CROWD GOES WILD, a new live sports entertainment talk show hosted by Regis Philbin; and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise. Fox Sports GO, a new authenticated mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web, serves as the channel's digital extension. The app offers more than 1,100 live games and events from cross FOX Sports, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and FOX Sports' 22 regional sports networks, as well as scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis. For more information visit www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1